Class 47s – Sales Area Exclusives

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We are pleased to present details of our two latest sales representative’s exclusive models, Class 47 No. 47712 “Lady Diana Spencer” in ScotRail (31-653RJ) and No. 47805 “John Scott” in DRS (32-815RJ). The models are available to purchase from any Bachmann retailer in the counties of:

  • Cumbria
  • Durham
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • North Cheshire
  • Northumberland
  • North Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • Scotland

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Class 47 No. 47712 ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ in ScotRail livery (31-653RJ)

Built at Brush Works, Class 47 No. D1948 entered service in 1966 in two-tone green livery. The locomotive was renumbered 47505 in 1974 before a further number change five years later to 47712 which it still carries today. The locomotive was first named ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ on 30th April 1981 at Glasgow Queen Street station by then Chairman of the British Railway Board (BRB), Sir Peter Parker. The name was chosen ahead of ‘Prince Charles Edward’ in a competition which was organised by Radio Clyde. It carried this name for 14 years and in three different liveries (BR Blue with Large Logo, ScotRail and Parcels) before it was renamed ‘Dick Whittington’ on 5th July 1995.

No fewer than 10 liveries were carried whilst the locomotive was in service with the most recent being DRS Compass livery. Now preserved, the locomotive has been painted back into ScotRail livery and once again carries the name ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ which was added in 2016. It can now be found working on heritage lines and making appearances at depot open days across Britain

Above: Class 47 No. 47712 ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ in ScotRail livery (31-653RJ)

Class 47 No. 47805 ‘John Scott’ in DRS Compass livery (32-815RJ)

This locomotive first entered traffic as D1935 on 18th March 1966 after being built at Brush Works. It was renumbered twice before finally gaining its current number, 47805, in August 1989. It has carried several names over the years including ‘Bristol Bath Road’ between June 1991 and February 1995, ‘Pride of Toton’ between 2002 and 2003 when it was in Virgin Trains livery and ‘Talisman’ between 2006 and 2011.

It was acquired by Direct Rails Service (DRS) in 2011 after the locomotive spent a period of time working for Riviera Trains. Two years later the locomotive was named ‘John Scott 12.5.45 – 22.5.12’ in memory of a highly-respected member of the DRS Maintenance team at Carlisle who died aged 67. The naming was carried out in a private ceremony at the DRS Kingmoor Depot which was attended by family and friends. Still currently in service with Direct Rail Service, the locomotive is working from Kingmoor Depot, Carlisle and can be found carrying the company’s Compass livery.

Above: Class 47 No. 47805 ‘John Scott’ in DRS Compass livery (32-815RJ)